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  1. Some of the Sanderson criticism was unfair. HOWEVER..... I feel like he was self indulgent in focusing on characters who appealed to him personally at the expense of the whole cast. Perrin/Faile Androl/Pevara Those stand out the most to me. At the end of the day I'm thankful a story I started as a teen was brought to a conclusion no matter what 'faults' I might have found.
  2. Sanderson writes as Asexual ,across his books. Jordan was to put it mildly,kinky. This manifests itself not just in 'adult'interactions but all interactions with the opposite sex come across as leaden and throws the characters 'dynamics' completely off IMO.
  3. 99% of Fantasy artwork is terrible imo. The WOT cover art is like an Aryan Nation teenage boy's wet dream.Incredibly White ,chauvinistic and tacky. Thank god by the time I got around to WOT I had learned not to judgea book by its cover.
  4. EOTW is the best written imo. It's greatest strength is restraint. I understand how difficult this would be to maintain throught the epic but EOTW was so compelling, it reeled everyone here in and kept us reading.
  5. Did anyone else mourn their lack of a catch up/truimph moment? Siuan devolved from a determined and strong willed woman to irritated,flirty handmaid as the series went along but really,she and Morriane had as much hand in the victory of light as anyone. But yeah, I would have loved a brief scene.
  6. I'm probably in the minority but it sucked majorly. Rambling irrelevant backstory fanboy fiction.
  7. Reading some of these replies I feel like I read some other story. It sucked . After all the hype and hoopla I imagined the deleted scene would be an epic description of Demandred's adventures in Shara. Bah.
  8. I wish Moiraine had more airtime.A page of what happened after being rescued then walking into the tent would have been nice. At least a high five with Siuane as well.
  9. Androl not only stole logain's thunder, he made characters like flinn and narishma completly forgotton. It was basically sanderson putting his mark on the series and getting rid of established jordan characters. pathetic Androl didn't steal Logain's thunder - Logain's 'thunder' was (and will be) in the rehabilitation of male channelers with the rest of the Randland population, started with rescuing those refugees. Based on Q & A sessions, the majority of things that Androl did were ear-marked by RJ for one Ashaman or another to do (I doubt that he 'stole' the jobs from Logain, or that Harriet would have let him if he'd tried), and none of the Ashaman we saw would have fit into the story as well as a BT Ashaman - the Ashaman at the BT needed to rescue themselves and not be rescued, otherwise they were setting themselves up for a lifetime of second placeness. As such, none of the Ashaman we spent time with would have worked as well in the story as a BT Ashaman, of which other than the bad guys we had a few named, Androl was one, and BS developed him. Nor am I convinced that another Ashaman (Flinn, Narishma, Grady) would have worked as well stealing back the seals, they have no connection to Logain, why would they take the seals back to him instead of their AS colleagues? It's possible that Androl took the jobs of 2 or more other Ashaman (that RJ may have written), but I feel that trying to use an 'established' Ashaman would be trying to force them into the story. The problem is that your basically lowering Logain's faction to being the 5 people that Sanderson wrote about, Logain had dozens of followers. The only justification was to give him a ridiculous backstory of being some well traveled guy who saw it all a combination of Jain Farstrider and Guaire Amalasan. When Sanderson got through with Logain he was a pathetic wretch who was flat out handed glory. Imagine if Sanderson wrote the White Tower arc like that with some previously minor Aes Sedai all of a sudden mounting a rescue, holding off the Seanchan by herself without any help from anyone and then telling the Tower Aes Sedai that the only person who can be Amyrlin is Egwene. The Egwene fans would throw down the book and tell Harriet to fire Sanderson and yet thats what we got in this book. Some previously barely mentioned character is all of a sudden revealed to be the greatest Asha'man of them all better than both Taim and Logain, not only does he single handily win back the Black Tower, but he defeated two forsaken at the same time causing them to run. The only reason his not the leader is because for some reason he wants Logain to be the leader despite being a complete loser. I wanted to read about Logain not the Sanderson Reborn. You cant write about how some character is going to do some great thing and then 15 years later you end the series with the character not having done the great thing you spent 10 books talking about. I literally laughed out loud when the seal breaking scene happened because the fact that Sanderson tried to make it some big deal was hilarious. You might as well of had Almen Bunt destroy them with a shovel. Brilliant absolutely brilliant!! someone send this post to maria and sanderson +1 +2
  10. I'm pretty sure this is revealed in New Spring. Thank you Matthew that was very helpful of you.
  11. I'm pretty sure this is revealed in New Spring. Rina Hafden of the Green Ajah. In NS Moiraine takes a note into the Green Ajah quarters and sees Rina watching Elyas spar with her other Warder in the corridor. Edit: She is still his Aes Sedai. Rina has masked the bond but not broken it. Thanks.Wish there was some kind of resolution in AMOL btw Elyas and his Ace Sedai.
  12. Dunno if this classifies as RAFO but: - Who the hell was Elyas's Ace Sedai?
  13. Slightly dissapointed but at least it has an ending. RIP R.J,I wish you were here to end this. I can't believe how long I've been reading WOT.
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